I love to paint my nails. I usually listen to music while painting them because it relaxes me and keeps me calm. For this reason, I do this task at the end of the day. Although it seems to be easy, painting your nails can be frustrating, especially if the nail polish will not do right or it just does not come out the way you want it to. My biggest problem is that I will get my nails perfectly done, and then I start doing something else instead of letting them dry and mess them up. I have had to learn the hard way of allowing my nails to dry for an hour without doing anything but listening to music. However, I have also learned that it is not always my fault when my nails do not come out right, sometimes it’s the nail polish. Therefore, I have tried so many different polishes to try to see what I like the best. Here is a review on a few brands that I have tried.
Claire’s Cosmetics. I have the hot pink and dark green with glitter in it. I really like this brand because it dries fast and comes out really nice and smooth.
Finger Paints. I have only tried the lime green. It has a really smooth finish without using a clear coat.
Salon Perfect. I do not really care for this brand. The white does not go on nice. The Purple is really pretty, but does not last long and peels easily. I like the shine that the clear top coat leaves, but it peels right off leaving a matte look.
Rue 21. I love this brand. The polish goes on smooth and glossy.
Pure Ice. I like to use this brand as a coat on top of another brand. It is too transparent by itself.
Nail Lacquer. I do not like it at all. It is very gooey and peels right of after it dries.
Avon Nail Wear Pro. It only lasts a day, not even a full 24 hours. It is nice when it is first applied.
New York & Company. It is very thin but goes on well.
Parisian. This is not a good quality of nail polish. It is very gooey and sticky.
When I want my nails really decorated, I use nail stickers. I prefer Claire’s Cosmetic brand. They are really easy to put on. They last for at least a week.
Sometimes removing fingernail polish can be a challenge. I use 100% Acetone, and it comes right off. I also like Claire’s Cosmetics nail polish remover pads.
- Paint one hand at a time. Allow one hand to fully dry before painting the other. If you don’t, there is a strong possibility that you will mess up the first hand.
- Use a top clear coat. This will leave you with a smooth finish and your nails will last longer.
- Paint in thin layers. Use thinner coats rather than thicker ones for a better result.
What is your favorite brand of nail polish? Which colors work best for you?